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Noun: navvy  na-vee
Usage: Brit, informal
  1. A labourer who is obliged to do menial work
    - drudge, peon [N. Amer], galley slave [informal]

Derived forms: navvies

Type of: jack, laborer [US], labourer [Brit, Cdn], manual laborer [US], manual labourer [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Navvy